Frasi di Alfred Austin

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Alfred Austin

Data di nascita: 30. Maggio 1835
Data di morte: 2. Giugno 1913

Alfred Austin , poeta britannico.

Frasi Alfred Austin

„Mostrami il tuo giardino e ti dirò cosa sei.“

—  Alfred Austin

da The garden that I love – Macmillan, New York, 1894

„Le lacrime sono gli acquazzoni estivi sull'anima.“

—  Alfred Austin

da Savonarola – Macmillan, Londra, 1881

„L'opinione pubblica non è che questo: ciò che la gente pensa che gli altri pensino.“

—  Alfred Austin

da Prince Lucifer – Macmillan, New York, Londra, 1887

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„He is dead already who doth not feel
Life is worth living still.“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: Is Life Worth Living? http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/9/3/1/19316/19316.htm (1896)

„Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As Spring revives the year,
And hails us with the cuckoo's song,
To show that she is here;“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: Is Life Worth Living? http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/9/3/1/19316/19316.htm (1896)

„O'er the wires the electric message came,
"He is no better; he is much the same."“

—  Alfred Austin

On the Illness of the Prince of Wales (1910)

An 1871 poem on the illness of the Prince of Wales, although there is some doubt that Austin actually wrote this part. That classic compendium "The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse" (2d ed. 1930; Capricorn paperback 1962) includes a dozen quotations from Austin but attributes this particular couplet (p. 17) to a "university poet unknown." It also provides a metrically more accurate first line, "Across the wires the gloomy message came," plus "not" for "no" in the second line.
On the Illness of the Prince of Wales (1910)

„Imagination in poetry, as distinguished from mere fancy is the transfiguring of the real or actual to the ideal.“

—  Alfred Austin

Prose Papers on Poetry Macmillan & Co 1910.
Prose Papers on Poetry (1910)

„The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: As quoted in Growing with the Seasons (2008) by Frank & Vicky Giannangelo, p. 115., and one or two other gardening books, as well as on various internet gardening sites and lists of quotations. However, it is sometimes attributed to Voltaire, and about one-third of the time it is quoted without attribution (at times even without quotation marks). It is not to be found in Austin's The Garden That I Love or any of its five sequels.

„Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As there is wrong to right,
Wail of the weak against the strong,
Or tyranny to fight;“

—  Alfred Austin

Is Life Worth Living? http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/9/3/1/19316/19316.htm (1896)

„[…] faded smiles oft linger in the face,
While grief's first flakes fall silent on the head!“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: "Unseasonable Snows", line 13; p. 38, Lyrical Poems (1891)

„In vain would science scan and trace
Firmly her aspect. All the while,
There gleams upon her far-off face
A vague unfathomable smile.“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: "Nature and the Book", Stanza XX; p. 69, At the Gate of the Convent (1885)

„If Nature built by rule and square,
Than man what wiser would she be?
What wins us is her careless care,
And sweet unpunctuality.“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: "Nature and the Book", stanza XVII; p. 68, At the Gate of the Convent (1885)

„Doth Nature draw me, 'tis because,
Unto my seeming, there doth lurk
A lawlessness about her laws,
More mood than purpose in her work.“

—  Alfred Austin

Origine: "Nature and the Book", stanza XV; p. 67, At the Gate of the Convent (1885)

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